Official opening of Georgie O’Callaghan Park in Castleisland today

Former FAI Chief Executive John Delaney will not be part of the official delegation to Kerry this afternoon.

He was set to travel to Castleisland for the official opening of Georgie O’Callaghan Park, named in honour of the late founder of Castleisland AFC who passed away last year.

Mr Delaney was due to attend Saturday’s event’s in Castleisland, but the FAI has confirmed to Radio Kerry News that he will not be part of the official FAI delegation to the county.

It’s not known if he will attend in a personal capacity.

The late Georgie O’Callaghan had founded Castleisland AFC and was one of the most well-known and respected figures in soccer in Kerry; he passed away this month last year.

A series of events are being held this Saturday in Castleisland to mark the opening and naming of Georgie O’Callaghan Park; a new astro turf pitch on the grounds of Castleisland Community College.

Events include a game between Irish Legends and Castleisland AFC; the Irish team is set to include players from Italia ’90 and USA ’94 Paul McGrath, Ray Houghton, and Ronnie Whelan.